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    • Op-Ed

    Algeria: Security Clampdown Conflicts With Bouteflika's Aims

    Events of the last months in Algeria have shown that the less the state engages in dialogue with the street, the more the street will resort to violence and abandon the tools of voting and peaceful demonstrations.

    • Op-Ed

    What's With Iran?

    The Russian, Israeli, Iranian and U.S. positions on Iran’s nuclear ambitions are open to several interpretations. The most realistic endgame scenario to best serve the chief interests of all players is one in which Iran maintains the ability to produce a nuclear weapon but refrains from testing one.

    • Op-Ed

    Aid for Education is Our Best Weapon against Militant Islam

    Western governments must make educational aid a priority or they risk allowing extremist madrasas to win the hearts and minds of the Arab world.

    • Paper

    Yemen: Avoiding a Downward Spiral

    If the Yemeni central government cannot fully control its territory, violent extremists will have a space to regroup and launch new attacks. Yemen's problems potentially threaten the region and the international community.

    • Op-Ed

    US Must Choose Between the Two Voices of Hamas

    The Obama administration should establish direct talks with Hamas on substantive issues in a public, multilateral forum— otherwise it risks squandering a good deal of its prestige in the Arab world by not making a prominent departure from Bush administration policy.

    • Op-Ed

    Formula for Engaging Hamas

    The United States should establish direct talks with Hamas on how it can play a productive role in the peace process and gradually integrate into Palestinian political and security institutions.

    • Event

    The Lebanese Armed Forces: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Syria Lebanon

    The development of efficient and well trained Lebanese Armed Forces still represents one of the main priorities for achieving security and state sovereignty in Lebanon.

    • Event

    Al-Qaeda in Yemen

    Preventing Yemen from becoming another al-Qaeda safe haven requires more than traditional security assistance from the United States.

    • Event

    Israeli-Palestinian Peace: American Diplomacy under the Obama Administration

    The Obama administration’s recent efforts to reactivate the Palestinian-Israeli peace process depend heavily on the situation on the ground; if the situation remains difficult, it will be reflected in the success or failure of Obama’s efforts.

    • Event

    Gaza War: Effects and Repercussions

    The violence in Gaza results from a region divided by Arab official institutions, popular movements, and regimes more concerned with immediate tactics than long-term options, all exacerbated by an Israeli army engaged in the use of excess force.

Carnegie Experts on
Security Sector

  • expert thumbnail - Al Rachid
    Loulouwa Al Rachid
    Co-Director
    Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Loulouwa Al Rachid is a co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
  • expert thumbnail - El-Shimy
    Yasser El-Shimy
    Co-Director
    Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Yasser El-Shimy is the co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
  • expert thumbnail - Nerguizian
    Aram Nerguizian
    Co-Director
    Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
    Carnegie Middle East Center
    Aram Nerguizian is the co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on the Lebanese security sector, long-term force transformation in the Levant, and efforts to develop national security institutions in post-conflict and divided societies.
  • expert thumbnail - Sayigh
    Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Fellow
    Middle East Center
    Yezid Sayigh is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where he leads the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS). His work focuses on the comparative political and economic roles of Arab armed forces and nonstate actors, the impact of war on states and societies, and the politics of post-conflict reconstruction and security sector transformation in Arab transitions, and authoritarian resurgence.

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